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Press Release

Richmond Man Sentenced for Two Armed Carjackings in Central Virginia

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – A Richmond man was sentenced today to 14 years in prison for brandishing firearms during two separate carjackings.

According to court documents, on April 13, 2021, Treon Jackson, 37, had a Ruger 9mm firearm in hand when he approached the first victim in Richmond. The car that Jackson had been using had run out of gas and he wanted to travel to Petersburg. Approximately five minutes prior to committing the first carjacking, Jackson texted an individual telling them that he was looking for a car. Just minutes later, Jackson approached the victim with his gun drawn while they were parked outside a residence where the victim was working. Jackson pointed the firearm at the victim and demanded that they get out of their work truck. The victim complied with Jackson’s demand and Jackson entered the victim’s truck and drove away from the area. Jackson then traveled to Chesterfield, arriving at a restaurant parking lot about 30 minutes after the first carjacking. He parked the work truck and waited next to an SUV. When the second victim exited the restaurant a few minutes later, Jackson got out of the truck and pointed the firearm at the second victim, demanding the keys to the SUV. The second victim also complied and Jackson drove away in the SUV.

Chesterfield police were able to determine the SUV that Jackson had carjacked was in Petersburg. There, a Petersburg Police Officer noticed the SUV fitting the description of the carjacked vehicle. As the officer attempted to stop the SUV, Jackson fled at a high rate of speed, running through multiple stop lights in an effort to get away. As he was about to get onto Interstate 95 North, the SUV was remotely disabled by a stolen-vehicle tracking system installed in the SUV and Jackson was taken into custody.

Investigators located the keys to both stolen vehicles insidethe SUV, along with the high-capacity Ruger 9mm firearm, which was loaded with 16 rounds of ammunition with a round in the chamber. As part of his plea, Jackson admitted that he had committed the two car jackings by force, violence, and intimidation with the intent to cause death or serious bodily injury.     

Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Craig Kailimai, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Washington Field Division; Stanley M. Meador, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office; Colonel Jeffrey S. Katz, Chesterfield County Police Department; and Travis C. Christian, Chief of Petersburg Bureau of Police, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge David J. Novak.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Angela Mastandrea-Miller and Avi Panth prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:21-cr-81.

Updated October 6, 2023

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